Here's a video of another happy customer, looks like fun!
Here's an email from a young Strider rider, pretty impressive grammar for a 2-year-old!
name: Graham Schuman
message: My name is Graham Schuman and I have a blue Strider bike. I am 2 years old and ride it all the time. I get to go to the dirt jumps with my dad and I just love it. Check out this video.
The foot rests on a Strider balance bike are in the perfect place to ready toddlers for pedals. They offer a very natural riding position, making it so that kids are comfortable enough when they switch to a full fledged bike.
Here's a cool video of Jack gliding downhill, awesome view of the foot rests in action!
Here's another video of Jack easily striding back up the hill for another ride.
Glad the twins enjoy their Striders, very interesting comparison to the wooden balance bikes.
Let me just say the kids LOVE these bikes! We ordered our 2 year old twin boys a wooden run bike last year and they fit so poorly they could never use them, even after a year they were just too large and awkward. After awhile they were in fact scared to try. I was about to give up and thought they just didn’t like run bikes. But I saw a friend’s child whizzing around on one again and just had to try again. This time I did my research – I knew I needed a bike that was very adjustable, metal, affordable and light. Oh and FUN! Strider bikes fit that bill perfectly, I also loved that I could buy any extra parts cheap and that the bike would grow with them - not just in the seat but also the handle bars. Within 3 days of having a Strider bike they were building ramps with their Dad and zooming all over the place! I love how adjustable they are – great for my very short twins. We live on a dirt road on the edge of a mountain bike trail system. These bikes are the perfect thing for where we live. Pedaling a tricycle on grass and gravel just isn’t that exciting. The boys even take their bikes out on the trails with their Dad. It is just amazing! We are big fans. Customer service is wonderful too.
Thanks a bunch, Zoe Johnson
"Just wanted to send you this little video of my daughter who is not even 2 1/2. She loves this strider bike and learned to ride it on the first day she tried it. We originally bought it for my son when he was three and he only used it a month and learned how to ride a big boys bike. Even though he learned how to ride a big boys bike he still continued to use the strider. Now with my daughter using it, I am so excited that she feels like a big girl now! Thanks for such a wonderful product and great learning tool!"
A big thanks this month to Brad K. Evans and the staff of Kickstand Magazine for featuring the Strider PREBike in their kid's section.
"Since we got the bike, we've had a number of friends over to visit, and their kids have all flocked to the bike. And every one of them has happily gotten on it and walked around, usually with their moms holding onto the handlebars, since they're still young, but they all did a great job of balancing and had fun. Several kids have just sat on the ground next to the bike and petted it. All the parents are so intrigued by the idea when I explain it to them."
"I know that there are skeptics out there. My husband was one of them. When people see a bike with no pedals, a weird look comes across their face and oftentimes "Uh huh" comes out of their mouth. How can a bike with no pedals work for kids?"
"Well, let me tell you...after 15 minutes of watching Ethan on the Strider, my hubby is no longer a skeptic. The Strider really does work! After 15 minutes of using the bike in the grass, Ethan was going up the hill, turning around and coming back down and he was starting to take longer strides! He built up so much confidence on this bike in such a short amount of time that he was even picking his feet a few inches off the ground and letting the bike do the work. Ethan spent over an hour and a half on the bike his first time riding it and he had a blast! It was fun to watch him riding it, too. (And fun to watch hubby go from a skeptic to a full believer in the Strider!)"
"It took a little while for Thaddeus to get used to it, started off wobbly like we all do on a 2-wheeled bike and then he was off and didn’t want to stop! Below is a little video my husband put together of Thaddeus testing out his new bike and as you will see it took him a little bit to get going on it and by the end of the video he was gliding across the street and up into the neighbors driveway without any problem. The video was shot over a course of about one hour. You’ll also hear his own little review of the bike at the very end."
"And whatta know, the Strider is lightweight. Great feature! My daughter can transport this with ease. No more complaining about her bike getting stuck anywhere."
"Krash had a bit of trouble for the first day, as he realized he actually had to learn to balance. He enjoyed the challenge and was so proud of himself the first time he was able to glide with his feet up. It was giggles and smiles galore as he proudly displayed his new talent!"
"When we received it it was so light I thought it was missing pieces lol. It was really simple to put together.We had it together in about 5 minutes. I like the hard tires which meant no flats awesome that definitely is a plus for me. Another plus was the weight being so light my kids could easily take it in and out of the deck with out help."
"My 20 month old, who I had previously thought was too young to use the balance bike, fell in love with the bike at first sight. It looked just like a big boy bike and for a little boy who was desperate to be big like his brothers and wanted nothing to do with a tricycle, it was heaven. I was shocked that my 20 month old was able to begin using the bike immediately."
"While the first few times were a bit trying, I have to admit, there were no falls. Just as the site says, once he felt uneasy, he planted his feet on the ground to avoid falling. While it has been about a week, we are making slow and steady progress, and he is becoming less afraid and actually picking his feet up while the bike is in motion."
"Summer has been walking around the house with her Strider. I was so impressed that she figured it out so quickly and confidently."
"My daughter along with other toddlers will no longer have to go through the painful experience of “learning” how to ride a bike. Much like talking, they will just learn on their own with the Strider Running Bike. This Bike for toddlers, doesn’t have any peddles, is low to the ground and is made specifically for little ones to learn balance. So before getting your kids a trike with 3 wheels, go straight for a two wheeler."
"My niece is at the perfect age and she absolutely loved her bike when it arrived. We made sure to send it in her favorite color."
"There are many reviews out there about its use and abilities and I'll get there but I really wanted to talk about the quality of this bike. The quality is exceptional and I can tell that its going to last a longer then Gavin will use it. This means that not only will you get your value out of it from one child put it can be used by sibling later as well."
"Avery loved it! We got it delivered to our door, She was eating breakfast when it came. So I was able to put it together before she even saw it. She IMMEDIATELY jumped on the bike and started to ride."
"If you haven't heard of this bike before I'm sure you'll want one by the end of this post. This has got to be one of my favorite things I've had the pleasure to review. Not only because it's such a great product but because J truly loves this bike."
"When he first started, he was literally running while sitting on the bike – hence the name Running Bike. Now, he zooms around it likes it’s nothing! I felt comfortable letting my 3 year old ride on the bike himself instead of jumping for him every time he wobbled back and forth! This bike is definitely 'Approved by The Mommy-Files!'"